Help!! The hummingbird still isn’t even close to being potty trained. I have tried all the bribes I can think of, read about the different ways other parents have succeeded, more bribes, more reading, more trying, more bribes…..AAAGGGHHHH!
Nothing seems to be working and she’s approaching 4 pretty fast.
I know she can do it but she will be on the toilet forever and as soon as we give her a pull up, she goes.
The only thing I haven’t done is to go completely cold turkey and take away all the pull ups. It seems like that’s my only choice at this point.
But what about preschool?
Should I take away the pull ups on those days too and chance that she will probably pee herself and be embarrassed?
Or maybe she’ll realize mommy and daddy aren’t fucking around and will actually use the potty which I think there’s more of a chance of happening.
I admit to being a total softie when it’s come to this issue with her because I was afraid of pushing her into this but now it seems like pushing is the only option.
I know there will be messes either way but we’re at a point where we need her to piss or get off the pot and go away to college in pull ups.
We’ve tried the m & m’s, cookies, ice cream, stickers, a chart, reasoning, patience, etc, etc, etc.
Is taking away the pull ups the only way now?
P.S. She has never been interested in the potty training chair we got her… or the second one we got her. She will only sit on the real toilet with her own little seat. Which I thought was good but now I’m wondering if that makes it scarier for her. I don’t know….help!!!
UPDATE: The little hummingbird has peed in the potty twice since last night!!!! I bribed her with everything I could think of and it was the Hello Kitty sleeping bag that won out. Thank You SO, SO MUCH for all of your help and advice. I read every word you had and it means so much. And to think I would EVER be this excited about pee. <Enter dirty joke here>